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May 30, 2021

Biz Quizzard 896

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. BSE’s market capitalisation crossed which milestone mark for the first time on May 24?

2. Which company has acquired Bengaluru-based video enabled learning solutions provider Impartus for Rs 150 crore?

3. Roche India and which company last week announced the launch of Roche's antibody cocktail in India, priced at Rs 59,750 per dose, for the treatment of high risk Covid patients?

4. Tata Sons is reviving telecom entity Tata Teleservices in a new avatar, which will cater to small and medium enterprises. What is it called?

5. US-based semiconductors and wireless technology giant Qualcomm is setting up a mega facility spread over nearly 1.6 million sq ft at a SEZ in which city?

6. Which banking technology startup is the latest entrant to the unicorn club after raising $250 million in its Series C round?

7. According to a Forbes report last week, with an estimated net worth of $186.3 billion, who is the world’s richest person?

8. Which early childhood and K12 education company has unveiled its new identity 'Lighthouse Learning Private Ltd'?

9. Which FMCG company has announced the launch of ‘KoviRakshak Kit’, a combination of time-trusted Ayurvedic medicines that help in faster recovery from respiratory infections?

10. Captain D Bose, 92, passed away on May 22. He was the former managing director of which airline?

11. Which hospitality company has revealed “Unveil the World” campaign – a celebration of the return to travel, the approach of summer, and the joy of great hotel stays?

12. Which company has acquired smaller rival Medlife, in the largest consolidation deal in India’s fast-growing online pharmacy sector?

13. Who has resigned as managing director of Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company (SPARC)?

14. Which audio and wearable brand has roped in actor Vicky Kaushal as its brand ambassador?

15. Which global smartphone company last week announced the first consumer tech brand under its TechLife ecosystem - DIZO - that has made its debut as a global brand from India?

16. Which life insurance company has launched a campaign ‘#TheRightStep’ to celebrate stories of kindness?

17. In what might be the biggest vaccination drive by a company, which company has signed contracts for sourcing vaccines from Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute for potentially 1.3 million persons?

18. Which cement company is acquiring a majority stake in Bhavya Cements, which has around 1.4 million tonnes a year of cement-making capacity?

19. Which Indian economist has been conferred with Spain’s top Princess of Asturias Award in the social sciences category, the Spanish prize foundation announced last week?

20. Which company said that it became the first hotel chain in the world to receive the platinum level certification in infection risk management from Norway-based DNV?

21. In an unprecedented move, which chat messenger took the Centre to court over its new rules to trace the origins of “unlawful” messages and breaking its famed end-to-end encryption?

22. Which logistics giant last week announced it was exiting its cold chain solutions business to focus entirely on express distribution and e-commerce?

23. Which electric mobility startup has bought employment transportation software platform SmartCommute?

24. Which home and sleep solutions brand has launched a campaign ‘Sabke ghar ki baat’, featuring actor Sonu Sood?

25. Which realty major has launched the video ‘Thank you to the Little Big People’?

26. Amazon executive Andy Jassy will take over the CEO role on which date?

27. Online grocer Bigbasket and packaged fresh food brand iD Fresh Food have partnered to launch a ready-to-cook (RTC) label. What has it been branded as?

28. Sanjiv Kapoor, former senior executive at Vistara and at SpiceJet, will take over as president of which hospitality company from June 1?

29. Which furnishing retailer last week announced the launch of its shopping app in India, in a bid to expand its omni-channel approach in the country?

30. Which MNC is buying MGM, the US movie studio home to the James Bond franchise, for $8.45 billion?

31. Which startup was last week in news after it passed a special resolution to pay annual salaries of Rs 100 crore each to both the founders as well as to whole-time director?

32. French energy major Total will be rebranded. What is the new name?

33. Which certified organic herbal and Ayurvedic health products provider has launched a campaign ‘Fight Right’, featuring actress Soha Ali Khan and cricketer Mithali Raj?

34. Which women’s intimate wear destination has launched its new campaign ‘Kuch New Ho Jaye’ featuring its own employees and customers?

35. Which iconic modeling clay brand is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year and has joined forces with the Museum of Modern Art in Paris to celebrate the reopening of cultural venues?

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May 23, 2021

Biz Quizzard 895

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. In a first of its kind move globally, Amazon is launching an ad-supported video streaming service only for its Indian audiences. What has it been branded as?

2. According to a report last week, Warburg Pincus has ended a two-year-old joint venture (JV) with which hospitality company for student housing and coliving spaces?

3. Which company has announced a new initiative to support new tractor customers, with provisions for health insurance of Rs 1 lakh and preapproved emergency financial support to farmers?

4. The wholly owned subsidiary of which cloud communications company has appointed John Owen as chief executive officer of its Europe and Americas operations?

5. Which commercial vehicles manufacturer celebrated the month of Ramadan with the film ‘Celebration of Sharing’?

6. Which cookware company launched the campaign ‘#HanosMomsCan’, acknowledging its Hanos range and mothers as superheroes?

7. For Mother’s Day, which food brand launched the campaign ‘#MaaIsMoreThanACook’ in collaboration with actress Sameera Reddy?

8. Which smart device brand has launched the 'sleep sign-in' campaign to emphasis the need for continuous blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring?

9. Siddharth Shriram, 76, passed away last week due to Covid-19. He was the former chairman of which company?

10. WPP’s creative agency Ogilvy has elevated whom to the position of chairman, global creative?

11. Which business-to-business (B2B) commerce platform has become the latest entrant into the coveted unicorn club - those startups with valuations of $1 billion or more?

12. Which 2 companies have agreed to merge to create the largest internet company in Indonesia, before seeking a stock-market debut at home and in the US?

13. Which life insurance company has announced the appointment of Abhay Tewari as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer?

14. Inbisco India, a subsidiary of global food and beverage giant Mayora, has roped in which celebrity as the brand ambassador for its flagship brand Malkist?

15. Which senior living community operator has partnered with Fortis Healthcare to launch a mental wellness initiative titled ‘#ReachOut’?

16. Which online grocery retailer has announced change in its logo, changing its name to lowercase?

17. Which company has purchased the assets of biopharmaceuticals firm Vitane Biologics for Rs 90 crore to scale up production of Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India?

18. Twitter is all set to launch a paid subscription service. What will it be called?

19. Which MNC’s UK subsidiary, Earlyguard, is commencing arbitration under the India-UK Bilateral Investment Treaty after I-T authorities raised an Rs 2,400-crore demand related to a 2007 transaction?

20. Which MNC has agreed to spin off its media operations in a $43 billion deal with Discovery Inc that will create a new entertainment company?

21. Which generic drug maker has entered into a royalty-free, limited and non-exclusive voluntary licensing agreement with Eli Lilly & Co to manufacture and distribute Baricitinib?

22. The private equity division of which Wall Street investment bank has taken a significant minority stake in contract research firm Aragen Life Sciences, formerly known as GVK Biosciences?

23. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved a kit for home testing for Covid-19 infection, developed by which Pune-based company?

24. Online grocery startup BigBasket crossed which milestone gross sales mark in financial year 2021?

25. Which digital payments company is set to acquire homegrown content and app discovery platform Indus OS in a deal valued around $60 million?

26. Which group is acquiring Silicon Valley-based online education company iD Tech for $200 million?

27. Which company last week recalled about 237,000 bikes sold between December and April due to a defect in the ignition coil that causes the engines to run suboptimally?

28. Which automobile company, in partnership with Zydus Hospitals, has announced the start of a multi-speciality hospital at Sitapur in Ahmedabad, Gujarat?

29. Which cryptocurrency exchange and liquidity aggregator has launched a digital campaign titled ‘#BitcoinLiyaKya’?

30. Which company has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire SB Energy India from its shareholders, Soft-Bank Group and Bharti Enterprises?

31. Which company has received the approval from the country's drug regulator CDSCO to manufacture and market Liposomal Amphotericin injection, which is used to treat mucormycosis?

32. Which IT company will acquire NxT Digital Business, a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence platform, from the parent group for Rs 198 crore?

33. Which startup’s founder Zhang Yiming is stepping down as CEO ahead of a highly anticipated mega IPO?

34. Which drug major has announced the commercialisation of its RT-PCR test kit ‘ViraGen’ for COVID-19 in India, in partnership with Ubio Biotechnology Systems?

35. Which Bengaluru-based tech-enabled supply chain platform for the healthcare sector has acquired Vardhman Health Specialties (Vardhman) for $40 million?

36. Apurva Purohit has quit as the president of which media group?

37. Which online marketplace for longtail / unbranded products has launched a new brand campaign with the positioning ‘Humara mission sabse kam commission’?

38. Alphabet Inc's Google last week said it would open its first physical store in which city this summer?

39. Which company collaborated with stand-up comedian, writer and YouTuber Biswa Kalyan Rath to launch a campaign titled 'Mast aadmi' to bust myths around using robot vacuum cleaners?

40. Microsoft will shut down which browser in 2022?

41. Which real estate developer has launched a new campaign ‘Feeling Boxed in your home?’ featuring brand ambassador and actor Akshay Kumar?

42. Which advertising agency has announced the appointment of Kamlesh Pandey, as ‘Legend in Residence’?

43. Which global data and measurement-driven media agency, which is part of GroupM, has appointed Sonali Malaviya as the agency’s Managing Director for India?

44. Which generic drug maker last week launched a drug Posaconazole to treat the deadly black fungus?

45. Bhaskarrao Govind Sandu, 81, passed away last week. He was the chairman of which pharmaceutical company?

46. Which fintech firm, through its group company ZikZuk, has introduced Founders Card, a credit card for SME owners?

47. Which bank has launched ‘Phir Jeetenge’, an anthem against Covid-19?

48. Which personal hygiene brand has forayed into the female grooming segment with sub-brand Furr?

49. Which fitness brand has roped in actress Nora Fatehi as its brand ambassador?

50. Who last week joined the board of drug firm Sun Pharmaceutical as an additional independent director and the board of technology and engineering company Bosch as an independent director?

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May 16, 2021

Biz Quizzard 894

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 10 - 0815. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The market value of Tata Sons´ direct stake in group listed companies crossed which milestone mark for the first time on May 8?

2. Which consumer goods major said it will provide 4,000 oxygen concentrators to India to help meet the medical oxygen requirement of home-bound patients and hospitals?

3. Which is the only Indian company to feature in the 2021 ranking of global retail power houses by Deloitte?

4. Which life insurance company launched its Mother’s Day digital video with the theme ‘#MummyKahanHain’?

5. Which retailer launched the campaign ‘#MyFirstLove’ encapsulating a few of the many ‘first’ special moments shared between a mother and her child?

6. Which food brand launched the campaign ‘#MaaHaiTohJahanHai’ paying tribute to every mother's undying love and all the foods that connect us to them?

7. Which mutual fund launched the campaign "Sahi Baat Mummy Ne Kahi Thi" for Mother’s Day?

8. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#MomsOnDuty’?

9. Which edtech firm launched the campaign ‘#HerFreshStart’ encouraging mothers to reboot their careers and get back to work?

10. Which MNC has acquired Embassy Industrial Parks at an enterprise valuation of Rs 5,250 crore from Warburg Pincus and Embassy Group in the largest yet logistics and warehousing deal in the country?

11. Which company last week said Srinandan Sundaram will be its new executive director for foods and refreshment business from July?

12. Which skin and hair care brand launched the ‘#JustLikeMom’ campaign focused on offering simple personal care regimes with products useful for mothers as well as the child?

13. Which grooming products company launched the campaign ‘Wave of Love’ for Mother’s Day?

14. Which bank has bought 1.5% stake in CSC Grameen eStore for about Rs 10 crore?

15. Amitabh Chaturvedi has quit as the CEO of which financial services group?

16. Which Ayurveda-inspired functional chocolate brand has been launched in the country?

17. Which retailer has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘India ki Asli Dukan’?

18. Which airline from India has announced the launch of flight services to Tokyo starting June 16?

19. Which company has announced its entry into the pain relief spray market with the launch of Ayurvedic ‘Rheumatil Spray’?

20. Which ecommerce firm last week launched a platform ‘Sanjeevani’ to connect COVID-19 patients with potential plasma donors?

21. Which automobile company launched the campaign ‘mother in all of us’?

22. Which beverage brand has partnered with audio streaming app Gaana to curate an exquisitely picked selection of the finest of classical music?

23. Which job-specific skilling and employment marketplace for high-tech job seekers and employers has roped in cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin as brand ambassador?

24. Which individual investor last week bought a 2.3% stake in Solara Active Pharma Science worth Rs 135 crore?

25. Which CEO has donated $15 million in his personal capacity to three non-profits working in India, as the country grapples with a deadly second Covid-19 wave?

26. Which online investment platform has signed an agreement to acquire the asset management company of Indiabulls Housing Finance for Rs 175 crore?

27. Which fintech firm has acquired 17% stake in insurance tech startup Artivatic(dot)ai for an undisclosed sum?

28. Dubai-based family office Mark AB Capital will take over which engineering procurement and construction contractor by picking up 26% stake for Rs 350 crore?

29. Which Coimbatore-based company has launched Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) that can be used by doctors and frontline workers?

30. Hindustan Unilever’s (HUL) foods and refreshments leader Sudhir Sitapati is joining which company as MD and CEO?

31. Which company last week announced the acquisition of biscuits business from Patanjali Natural Biscuits (PNBPL) in a slump sale at Rs 60.02 crore?

32. Integrated health and wellness platform cure(dot)fit has announced that it has completed an extensive rebranding effort to change its brand name. What is the new name?

33. Which online grocery retailer launched its digital campaign ‘#HeroesRaiseHeroes’ for Mother’s Day?

34. A consortium of financial investors, led by Multiples Alternate Asset Management, will acquire the animal health business of which group for Rs 2,921 crore?

35. Which executive has set up a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) called Seven Islands Inc with his former employer to explore acquisition opportunities in India, South Asia and Southeast Asia?

36. Which digital Payments platform is likely to get about 7% stake in Japan’s PayPay, two years after the Indian company was given a call option to convert its holding into shares?

37. Which investment giant last week reported an annual net profit of $45.8 billion, the best ever for a Japanese company?

38. Rajeev Karwal, 58, passed away last week due to Covid. He was the founder and CEO of which company?

39. Mohan Kumar succumbed to the coronavirus last week. He was the India head for which MNC?

40. Which American cloud computing and virtualization technology company has named India-born company veteran Rangarajan (Raghu) Raghuram as its next CEO from June?

41. Which company last week announced the US launch of Ertapenem for injection, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Invanz approved by the US Food and Drug Administration?

42. Which Bengaluru-based company has rolled out 'ViraNorm' - ayurvedic immuno-modulator, which helps treat Covid-19 patients?

43. Which Indian group has opened its regional headquarters office in Singapore with focus on the energy, infrastructure and technology portfolios?

44. Which auto-tech company has appointed Mayank Jain as CEO of its new auto business?

45. Which menstrual hygiene brand has launched the campaign ‘'Mud ke nahin, ud ke dekho!’, featuring actress Shraddha Kapoor, and with the positioning 'The power to be you'?

46. Which short video platform’s India chief executive Nikhil Gandhi has resigned?

47. Which billionaire last week donated cryptocurrency worth over $1 billion to India’s Covid-19 relief fund?

48. Which MNC terminated an agreement to sell its 80% stake in its joint venture renewable business in India to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board?

49. Which Hyderabad-based generic drug maker has entered into a royalty-free non-exclusive voluntary licence agreement with US-based Eli Lilly to manufacture and market Baricitinib?

50. Indu Jain passed away last week. She was chairman of which group?

51. Which Indian company last week named Robert Hentschel as CEO of UK-based Norton Motorcycle Company?

52. Which mutual fund has decided to merge Value Fund-Series 19, one of its largest closed-ended funds, into the Value Discovery Fund, an open-ended scheme?

53. Which country has become the first country to seek flexibility in the TRIPS Agreement to import 15 million doses of Covid vaccines from countries that have laws allowing production and export of medicines using the compulsory licence window?

54. Non-profit organization, Impact Guru Foundation has joined hands with which group to launch a Covid-19 warrior upskilling programme – Advance Nurses Growth Excellence and Learning (ANGEL)?

55. Which motorcycle company appointed Satoshi Uchida as its new company head?

56. Which company has appointed Mandira Bedi as the brand ambassador for its smartwatches and accessories?

57. Actor Varun Dhawan has stepped up to help the frontline workers amid coronavirus pandemic by partnering with which nutrition brand?

58. Which homegrown social media application last week rebranded itself with the launch of a modified logo?

59. Which incense stick brand has launched the initiative ‘#PrayForEveryone’, a short video with a universal prayer?

60. GoAir is rebranding itself as an ultra low-cost carrier. What is the new name?

61. Which airline last week filed preliminary papers for an initial share sale worth Rs 3,600 crore?

62. Which entity has launched a new campaign ‘Wahi Rivaaz Naya Andaaz’ honouring Akshaya Tritiya’s rituals in a different manner?

63. Which cement brand has launched ‘#HumSeHaiSuraksha’, a social movement for plasma donation?

64. Which hospitality major has launched the digital campaign ‘Good Food = Good Mood’?

65. Which MNC has appointed Gunjan Shah, the former chief commercial officer of Britannia Industries, as its new India CEO?

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May 9, 2021

Biz Quizzard 893

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Integrated marketing and communications investment company Mogae has acquired a controlling stake in which advertising agency?

2. Which MNC has filed a complaint over Kanye West’s proposed trademark for his Yeezy brand, saying it looks too similar to the former’s sun-like symbol?

3. Which MNC last week announced it was selling faded internet stars Yahoo and AOL to a private equity firm for $5 billion?

4. Which food delivery app has implemented a four day work week for this month?

5. Which Hyderabad-based startup, an EV charging aggregator platform, said it has launched its services in the country?

6. Which MNC’s Vice Chairman Greg Abel will succeed the founder as CEO?

7. Which global pharma major is sending its medicines worth $70 million (over Rs 510 crore), from its distribution centres in the U.S., Europe and Asia, to India?

8. Which mustard oil brand has launched the campaign 'Safar' with the positioning 'Naam hi pehchaan hai'?

9. Which company’s US-based subsidiary has signed an agreement with Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI) to convert carbon steel slabs into hot rolled coils?

10. Which billionaire couple filed for divorce last week after 27 years of marriage?

11. Netherlands-based conglomerate SHV Energy has acquired a majority stake in which Noida-headquartered solar solutions provider, marking its foray into India’s solar energy space?

12. Which digital banking fintech has launched two ad communications – ‘#JustCantWait’ and ‘#WantMore’, promoting its recently-launched two-in-one savings and wealth account?

13. Which omni channel grocery shopping app and website has launched its first brand campaign showcasing its proposition of #AasaanGrocery in a click?

14. Which media company has announced the appointment of Nachiket Pantvaidya as Managing Director?

15. Dabur India Ltd has signed which actress as the new brand ambassador for its brand Dabur Pudin Hara, the ayurvedic medicine for gas, indigestion and stomach ache?

16. Which sanitaryware brand has launched an integrated marketing campaign #TapToPOT’?

17. Which agency has announced the launch of its specialised consumer research and analysis wing called Red Lab?

18. Which MNC has bought news technology company Scroll, which it will use as part of an upcoming subscription offering?

19. Which Mumbai-based fintech start-up has announced its expansion in the European continent by launching its services in the United Kingdom?

20. Which detergent brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#MakeItPossible’, featuring Kerala’s first transgender doctor?

21. Sameer Garde has quit as the president (India and Saarc) of which MNC?

22. Which financial services company has unveiled a corporate film based on its brand promise ‘Count on Us’?

23. Which food brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Sadharan Chodo, Nutrition Chuno’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Shilpa Shetty?

24. Which networking platform has released a new ad film, ‘Let’s step forward, together’?

25. US-based ThoughtSpot has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire which Hyderabad-based data integration solutions provider?

26. On the occasion of World Dance Day on April 29, which hair care brand launched an Instagram campaign with actress Mithila Palkar?

27. Which cement brand has launched a new TVC, ‘Kal Ki Mazboot Tayari Ke Liye’, with a jingle score titled ‘Yaariyaan’, composed by AR Rahman, as a musical track?

28. Sajan Raj Kurup, chairman and founder of Creativeland Asia has made close to a million USD investment in which gaming company?

29. Russia has approved a single-dose version of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine after it showed almost 80% efficacy. What it been branded as?

30. Which popular game will be relaunched in India in a new avatar called Battlegrounds Mobile India?

31. Which Mumbai-based information and communication technology (ICT) firm has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Bengaluru’s Inflow Technologies?

32. Which IT firm is offering a Rs 30-lakh insurance cover and an additional Rs 7-lakh employee deposit insurance cover to employees for Covid?

33. Which company has launched its public awareness campaign, ‘Savdhan Rahein. Safe Rahein’ to educate customers and the public at large on financial fraud risks and how to stay protected?

34. Which company has launched the ‘Your Salon at Home' campaign, a musical by its employees, for its beard trimmers?

35. Which mutual fund has launched an investor education film ‘#TheInvisibleVoice’ for Mother’s Day?

36. Which global consulting and change management organization has launched a new multimedia brand campaign - 'Humanizing Technology’?

37. Which tyre brand has launched the campaign ‘Tyres For a Country full of Turns’?

38. Which digital healthcare platform unveiled its new campaign ‘#EverySingleBreath’ to commemorate World Asthma Day on 4th May?

39. Which community-first online health and fitness brand has launched its digital campaign – “Ab Nahi Toh Kab”?

40. How many Indian-American CEOs last week joined the steering committee of the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response?

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May 2, 2021

Biz Quizzard 892

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 26 - May 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Vartika Shukla will be the next chairperson and managing director of which navratna public sector enterprise?

2. Which agri commodity exchange has appointed Arun Raste, currently an executive director with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), as its next managing director and CEO?

3. Paytm is launching a video-based feature, as part of its digital wealth management platform in a bid to tap young users interested in investing in capital markets. What is it called?

4. Which company has released a digital video commercial featuring veteran actor Sanjay Mishra to promote its packaged coconut water?

5. Global private equity fund Warburg Pincus has acquired a significant majority stake in which independent folding carton manufacturer?

6. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has capped the tenure of bank chief executives at how many years?

7. Which company has entered the personal hygiene category with the launch of a new product, ‘Safekind toilet seat disinfectant spray’?

8. Which dating app has deployed its matchmaking algorithm to help Covid patients match plasma donors with patients?

9. Which Indian wear brands have launched their latest campaign ‘Apno waali shaadi’?

10. Jagdish Khattar, 78, passed away last week. He was former managing director of which automobile giant?

11. Which cryptocurrency investment platform for retail investors has launched an ad campaign ‘Trade Kar, Befikar’, featuring actor Kunaal Roy Kapur?

12. Which playschool chain has launched a digital campaign ‘Right Start, Flying Start’, comprising a series of three videos urging parents to resume learning for their young ones?

13. Which cement brand has rolled out the campaign ‘Hain Tayyar Hum’ with brand ambassador Akshay Kumar?

14. Which smartphone maker has collaborated with Discovery to launch the campaign ‘Life Unscene’?

15. Which company has brought in Uli Stuhec, with significant expertise in autonomous and EVs, to steer its ambitious ‘born-EV platform’?

16. Which omni-channel eyewear brand has acqui-hired Hyderabad-based Daily-Joy to enhance tech and innovation capability?

17. Private equity firm ADV Partners and Azim Premji’s family office Premji Invest have acquired a majority stake in which Bengaluru-based plastic molding company?

18. Kia Motors India last week announced a relaunch in India, adopting a new brand identity, a redesigned logo, a new brand slogan, and changing its name. What is the new name?

19. Which automobile MNC has appointed Roland Bouchara as CEO and MD of its India operations?

20. Which startup last week filed its much-anticipated draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with markets regulator Sebi, seeking to raise more than a billion dollars?

21. Which automobile MNC will acquire Lyft Inc´s self driving technology unit for $550 million?

22. Which MNC has announced the launch of Choreograph, a new global data company?

23. Which sport performance brand has roped in cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as brand ambassador?

24. Which omnichannel children’s retailer will launch Global Bees, India’s largest Thrasio-style investment venture with $75 million in capital commitment from investors?

25. Which company will invest Rs 150 crore in Revolt Intellicorp for a 43% stake in the electric motorcycle maker?

26. How many Indian companies have figured in the Time Magazine´s first ever list of 100 most influential companies?

27. Which business personality was last week accorded ‘Y’ category security across India by the CRPF in view of “potential threats”?

28. Which brand merchandising and marketing firm has acquired Hyderabad-based digital marketing agency Digital Ozone to further expand its digital marketing capabilities?

29. To celebrate Mother’s Day, which pregnancy detection card brand has launched a campaign titled ‘#CoolHaiMeriMaa’?

30. Rahul Bajaj assumed which role at Bajaj Auto from May 1?

31. The shareholders of which financial services company have voted against the appointment of founder Samit Ghosh as managing director and chief executive officer?

32. Which communication platform company has agreed to acquire artificial intelligence platform provider Phonon Communications for Rs 29 crore in cash?

33. Which company has launched a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline Albenza brand of Albendazole tablets, 200 mg, in USA?

34. Which company has introduced ‘Merchant Stack’, a set of comprehensive digital banking services for retail merchants?

35. Olusegun Ogunsanya will take over as the new MD and CEO of the African operations of which company in October?

36. The board of which bank has approved the re-appointment of Amitabh Chaudhry as its managing director and CEO?

37. Which fashion e-commerce platform has launched the digital film ‘The World's Best Brands Play Here’ for the IPL season?

38. Which fantasy cricket app has released a series of films, featuring Pappinder Singh, the puppet, to create awareness around its offerings?

39. Which MNC has elevated Shailendra Katyal to managing director of its PC and smart devices business group (PCSD) India?

40. Which company last week announced it has bought the remaining 56.8% share in Meru Cabs to take its holding to 100%?

41. Which state government has been permitted to conduct experimental delivery of Covid-19 vaccines using drones over short distances?

42. The government has raised the maximum sum assured payable under the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 of EPFO to what amount?

43. Which MNC has agreed to acquire Turbonomic, a provider of software that helps companies monitor the performance of their business applications for over $1.5 billion?

44. Which smartphone maker has roped in Hollywood actor Chris Evans as its new brand ambassador?

45. Which MNC has agreed to buy vitamin maker Bountiful Co for $5.75 billion, becoming a world leader in the field of minerals and supplements?

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